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Patriotism reigns in Marietta, Georgia on the Fourth of July.  From morning until night festivities to honor our nation's independent spirit abound.  The annual parade and evening fireworks provide the atmosphere to celebrate our freedom. Mayor Bill Dunaway launched the city's annual Fourth of Ju...
Cobb County, Georgia will host a "green" showcase this weekend to garner interest in many of the earth friendly products that are now on the market. Representatives from more than 200 eco-friendly companies will be in Cobb this weekend for the "Go Green Expo" at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The even...
If you plan a visit to Marietta this summer, you will discover what the locals have known for years.  When it's hot, Marietta rocks!  Quaint Marietta Square explodes with music, drink and fun on summer Fridays. This Friday there will be a beer tasting at the Marietta Wine Market from 6 to 8 PM.  ...
Updating the cosmetic features of a home is a great way to prepare it for a future sale.  However, tech savvy buyers are attracted to homes which feature the latest technology offerings.  The phrase structured wiring is a term used to describe wiring that will efficiently distribute a variety of ...
No, Kennesaw, GA is certainly not New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago, but it will be gaining nationwide attention.  What better way to get on the map than to have a local neighborhood be the subject of a reality TV show.  Such is the case for the charming Kennesaw community of Legacy Park! Mot...
Summer is here, and if you are lucky enough to have your very own backyard pool, you can't wait to jump in.  However, a good inspection can make all difference in the type of summer you will have. You want family and friends to be able to enjoy the pool this summer. So if you haven't already don...
Home Buying is an emotional experience.  We all see features we adore when house hunting and we must have them.  However, the best advice is to be practical, and view your potential new home in a way that future buyers will see it. Whether you're shopping for an investment property, buying a star...
If you don't have a service contract with an HVAC company, it is your responsibility to be nice to your air conditioner so it will be nice to you this summer.  First, change the filter on your furnace.  In most cases it is located inside or adjacent to the blower compartment of the furnace.  If t...
There is nothing like home ownership, but it can come with occasional challenges.  Even the most proficient maintenance schedules cannot avert emergencies.  Plumbing leaks can be minor or can warrant insurance claims.  If your home is plumbed with polybutylene pipes, you may have experienced the ...

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